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What You Need To Know About Aadhaar Card Bill

The Aadhaar Card Bill was introduced by the Minister of Finance, Mr Arun Jaitley in 2016. The introduction of the bill came with one intention – to deliver subsidies and governmental services to the residents of India. To achieve this, citizens will be allocated unique identity numbers called Aadhaar number. Since the introduction more and more people have registered. People can also correct the Aadhar card details.

What Are The Advantages of Using The Aadhaar Card Bill?

The advantages of using the Aadhaar Card Bill are numerous to both the government and the citizens. Let us consider them below:

  • Analysts submitted that with the use of the Aadhaar bill that the government of India will save Rs. 50,000 crores every year. The bill will aid the government in delivering schemes and subsidies to the citizens seamlessly.
  • Statistics from the government has it that the Government of India saved Rs. 10,000 crores delivering LPG subsidies to citizens with the use of the Aadhaar Bill.
  • It was proposed that by going paperless, cashless and digital by the use of the card, the government could save a lot of money and man-hour.
  • Speaking of man-hour, news has it that more than 300 million people who seek government services daily save 600 million hours with the aid of the card.
  • The card will allow for the implementation of series of subsidies and schemes in India.
  • The card usage will curb the activities of fraudsters as regards government programmes.

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Who Is Eligible For The Aadhaar Card?

The following individuals are eligible for the card:

  • Resident Indians
  • Foreigners and Non-Resident Indians
  • Foreigners residing in India

What Are The Documents To Be Submitted?

Two sets of documents are required – Demographic information e.g. name, address, date of birth etc and Biometric information e.g. iris scan, fingerprint scan and photographs.

What Are The Uses Of The Aadhaar Bill?

Aadhar Bill also called the Aadhar Card number is used as a form of identification when receiving government subsidies, services or subscribing to a new scheme. By extension, it means if you do not have your Aadhaar Card, government officials will not attend to you.

The Aadhar Card is useful as a national identity card – valid and usable in both the private and public sector.

Are My Information Protected?

All personal information collected for the purpose of Aadhar card and registration is used for only that purpose. The information are protected under specific UIDAU regulations and shall not be shared or disclosed to anyone.

What Other Things Do I Need To Know About Aadhar Card?

  • The card is not a proof of citizenship and shall not be used for that purpose
  • Any person that gains unauthorised access to the centralized Aadhar database therefore revealing any stored information shall be punished. The sentence is up to three years imprisonment and minimum penalty of Rs. 10 lakhs.

 

On The Final Analysis

There have been some privacy and surveillance issues related to the Aadhar card but the future is bright. Eventually the card shall be accepted as a part of our everyday lives. On a good note people can update their Aadhaar card details very easily which some people say is difficult.